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October 11, 2017

The Practice & Experience in Advanced Research Computing (PEARC) annual conference series invites you to help shape the technical program of its upcoming PEARC18 event. Abstract proposals can be submitted via: https://ssl.linklings.net/conferences/pearc/

The opportunity to submit proposals will close at 10pm EST on Friday, December 1, 2017. Authors...

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October 7, 2017

Compute Canada is now accepting applications to its annual Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC): the Resources for Research Groups (RRG) Competition and the Research Platforms and Portals (RPP) Competition

These competitions are open to all researchers based at Canadian academic institutions who are...

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September 28, 2017

As part of its ongoing initiative to keep WestGrid users regularly informed and engaged, WestGrid is hosting its next monthly Community Town Hall session on Friday, October 13.

WestGrid's management team and support staff will share the latest updates on:

  • Migration off WestGrid legacy systems
  • RAC 2018 changes & Best Practices Guide
  • Future planning for the next national system (GP4)
  • A preview of Niagara - the Large Parallel (LP) system coming online at the University of...
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September 19, 2017

Calling all researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences -- WestGrid and Compute Canada have resources that can support your research! This presentation will explore how Compute Canada's Resource Allocation Competition (RAC) can serve research projects in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Session Details:

Thursday, September 21
10:00 – 11:00 am PDT
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September 15, 2017
WestGrid Legacy Systems Defunding Update

“Defunded” means that the system is no longer funded, operated or maintained as part of Compute Canada’s national cyberinfrastructure platform, which is funded through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Major Science Initiatives (MSI) program. Local institutions may choose to keep a system running, which may result in usage limited to a certain group of users (e.g. only those from the local institution).

"Decommissioned" means the...

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September 12, 2017

Compute Canada has published the details for its 2018 Resource Allocation Competitions (RAC) and will be hosting an online RAC Question & Answer session on Wednesday, October 11 to review the timelines and changes to the process for this year...

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September 11, 2017

Over the next few weeks, SHARCNET (a consortium in Compute Ontario) is presenting a series of HPC-themed webinars that may be of interest to WestGrid users.

Note: You do not need a SHARCNET or Compute Canada account to attend these sessions. No registration is required for these sessions and all talks will be broadcast live via webcast. Archive recordings will be posted to the...

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September 6, 2017

Year-round, WestGrid offers training in a variety of Advanced Research Computing (ARC) areas -- from introductory sessions to more advanced and specialized topics. We took a break over the summer months, but our online training is back for Fall 2017 with a series of sessions exploring tools and methods for supporting your research with ARC!

Click on the titles for full session details or visit our Training Page for more...

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August 28, 2017

The VanBUG (Vancouver Bioinformatics Users Group) Seminar Series returns this fall with its first session hosting guest speaker Max Libbrecht, an Assistant Professor with the School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University.

Thursday, Sept 21, 2017
6:00 pm PDT  /  7:00 pm MDT  /  7:00 pm CST  /  8:00 pm CDT

Webcast Link: 
http://vidyoreplay....

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August 24, 2017

Women in HPC (WHPC), a partner of Compute Canada's, is hosting a workshop at Supercomputing 2017 and is inviting submissions from women in industry and academia to present their work as a virtual poster. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Sunday, August 27.

Submissions are...

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